The data stewardship steering committee met on November 5 to discuss goals and role structures across stewardship groups. While there are many commonalities across SUDS groups’ current leadership structures, steering committee members agree that most important is to identify priorities specific to each group, then find people to accomplish those tasks, then identify appropriate roles. Key principles for all groups in the stewardship organization include:
- Each group’s leadership should include someone in a subject-area-specific leadership role in the university. This person should understand the context around group topics both within the subject area and in terms of connections to other areas, and will serve as a liaison with other high-level stakeholders as needed.
- Each group’s leadership should also include someone with a primarily cross-area perspective to ensure coordination across groups and consistency with general data stewardship standards.
- All additions or changes to content in an area should be reviewed by (at least) 2 people, preferably one person specific to the group and one with a primarily cross-group perspective.